Exploring the Impact of Electronic Business Readiness on Leadership Capabilities in Information Technology Governance
36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the (2003)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
Ryan R. Peterson , Instituto de Empresa
Alea M. Fairchild , Tilburg University
This paper examines the task, relationship, and change orientations of e-business leadership, based on an exploratory study of 31 successfully operating e-business sites, with hypotheses developed from situational leadership theory. The results indicate that, despite different levels of e-business readiness, effective leadership is characterized by high task, high relationship, and high change-orientations. Critical e-business leadership capabilities are development and management of shared e-business vision and e-business strategy, collaborative business-IT relationships, and customer relationships. The implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Electronic Business, IT Governance, Situational Leadership, Strategic Capabilities
A. M. Fairchild and R. R. Peterson, "Exploring the Impact of Electronic Business Readiness on Leadership Capabilities in Information Technology Governance," 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2003, pp. 243a.